Mangaluru, April 17, 2021: In the backdrop of rising Covid cases in Dakshina Kannada district, DK District in-charge Minister Kota Srinivas Poojary who too is Covid positive and is undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Udupi, interacted with senior officials through a video conferencing from the hospital on April 16, Friday to discuss the preparedness of the district to fight the Covid surge and to ensure all arrangements are in place to treat the patients and also to check the rising cases.
The Minister instructed the officials to subject the primary and secondary contacts of a Covid positive patient to test. While asking the officials to ensure that public strictly adhere to Covid guidelines, he also instructed that night curfew rules be strictly followed. Vigilance should be stepped up in the borders with Kerala, he said.
Pointing out that there were 4,978 beds available in Government and private hospitals in the city, he directed the officials to ensure the availability of beds, oxygen and ventilators to needy patients and also to appoint Nodal officers in private hospitals.
He further said pregnant women who test positive should be treated separately.
Deputy Commissioner Dr K V Rajendra, DK ZP CEO Dr Kumar, MCC Commissioner Akshy Sridhar, Police Commissioner N Shashi Kumar, SP Rishikesh Bhagavan, Additional DC Roopa and others were present.